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Palestinian Arabic in Jordan


Mosque Etiquette

Muslim visitors to Jordan discover local customs are similar to mosques elsewhere in the world. Non-Muslims must be aware of proper dress and etiquette when visiting a mosque. Shoes are removed before entering a mosque, and visitors should be clean and neatly attired. A woman can have only her face, hands, and feet showing while her head, arms, and legs are to be covered. A man must wear a shirt and long pants. Inside the mosque, silence is the rule. In modern Islam it has become customary for men and women to pray separately. In some places this means multiple rows of worshippers with men in front and women in back. In other mosques, men and women pray in separate areas altogether.

Videos

  • "The Call to Prayer"
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  • "Inside a Mosque"
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